How Often Do Data Breaches Occur? [Infographic]

Data breaches illuminate the news like Clark Griswold’s Christmas lights in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The reference might seem silly, but with the recent WannaCry and NotPetya malware attack, Ashley Madison Breach and Google’s Phishing Attack, malicious cyber breaches and activity illuminate the news like a million and one sparkly Christmas lights.

How Often Do Data Breaches Occur? [Infographic]

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Yet, the costs are high for our low concern, and we still don’t dedicate enough funds and resources to establishing a formidable information security strategy. In the year 2016, business were faced with more than 4,000 cyber attacks everyday. That figure will only increase with the years to come.

In an effort to make the concern for increasing data breaches as clear as possible, we collaborated with the Breach Level index and compared data breaches in minutes and hours to normal activities in our daily lives. This is aimed to put the reality of data breaches in perspective, and establish the threat as very real and apparent.

View the infographic here:

 

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Can you see how frequent data breaches occur? With the threat so close to home, we’ll soon realize how vulnerable we are to these occurrences. Share this infographic on your website.

Megan Thudium

Megan Thudium

Megan Thudium is a Berlin-based writer with a passion for curating actionable and enlightening content for business leaders. A seasoned author, her latest works encompass topics in travel, business and information security. Follow Megan on twitter @megan_thudium.

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